This year, $5.12 million was awarded in 42 grants to the four Water Resource Inventory Areas or WRIAs that oversee salmon recovery in King County.
King County recently did a study to see how effective bioretention planter boxes remained three years after construction.
Preliminary modeling results show about 20 to 40 percent more rain will fall during each year’s heaviest hour of rainfall by the end of this century.
A new King County Fish Resources Monitoring Program will track, and drive improvement, of the overall effectiveness of ongoing strategies to conserve fish resources.
The Countyline project is reconnecting the White to its historical floodplain, providing habitat for imperiled salmon runs.
Geologic forces profoundly altered the shape of the White River. The Countyline Levee Setback Project, substantially completed this month, was designed with a keen understanding of that geology.
The Summer Youth program provides approximately 15 students the opportunity to learn about watershed management, water quality, local conservation and stewardship activities and careers in environmental fields.
The Countyline Levee Setback Project was celebrated at a media event on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The project provides flood protection for the City of Pacific and habitat for imperiled salmon.